Close-up: Renaissance art
In 1560 the Gran Duque Cosimo I de'Medici promoted the construction of a grandiose building to house the administrative offices of the city of Florence: it was the birth of Uffizi Gallery (Uffizi means offices). Soon this huge building was chosen to house the Medici collections of antiquities It's actually one of the oldest museums in the world. Today this gallery (recently renewed) displays one of the greatest collections of painting from the XIIIth to the XVIth century. The world-famous Birth of Venus by Botticelli, the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, the Doni Tondo by Michelangelo are among the must-sees. How was the Renaissance fashion? Which colors did medieval painters use? Which is the message hidden in Botticelli's paintings? How much was the price of a Michelangelo's artwork? You'll find it out during this Uffizi Gallery private tour!
With the Uffizi guided tour we will step back into the past to admire the masterpieces of the Renaissance period, such as Birth of Venus by Botticelli, Doni Tondo by Michelangelo, Annunciation by Leonardo Da Vinci, Venus of Urbino by Raffaello, and many many more.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Uffizi Gallery or your hotel
End location: Uffizi Gallery (inside)
Duration: 3 hours
3 hours is the maximum duration.
Walk inside the museum.
Private tour guide for a visit of 3 hours in the Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
16 euro - Price of the entrance tickets to the Uffizi Gallery with reservation fee.
Kids under 18 years only pay the reservation fee of 4€ showing their passports.
The tickets of Uffizi Gallery are extra.
I am self-employed tourist guide, not a tour operator. I am not a driver and in Italy you need a special licence to transport people in your own vehicle.
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Had a wonderful half day tour with Francesca. We spent some time in the Uffizi, then we walked through Florence to a local food market in the east of town. We did a big tasting of cheese and meats at one of the market stands which was delicious. Francesca is also happy to point out the best places for shopping, and she recommended the Piazza Michaelangelo for amazing views of the city. Francesca is lovely, very easy to talk to and her English is excellent. Thank you for a great day, Francesca